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The Nation

June 19, 1987

A surprising number of children under 5 from low-income families are shorter or fatter than most other youngsters, which could be blamed on "chronic undernutrition," federal researchers said. In every age category and in all five ethnic groups surveyed, the number of children from low-income families who were shorter or heavier than other American children was far greater than expected, the national Centers for Disease Control said.

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